Letters to the Editor

October 15, 2021

To the Editor: I am writing in response to Chatham Borough Council Member Jocelyn Mathiasen’s mythical description about fiscal responsibility in a candidate statement published on October 6th. Ms. Mathiasen states very matter of fact that the River Road development will bring in an ...

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I am writing this letter to express my enthusiastic support for Mary Wickens for the Westfield Board of Education. I first met Mary Wickens as my niece’s softball coach. Mary makes softball such a fun experience for the girls, cheering them on and providing feedback for how they can improve their ...

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Dear Editor, October 12th’s New Jersey gubernatorial debate once again showed the stark dichotomy between Jack Ciattarelli’s ear to the ground, community-oriented approach to policy crafting, and Phil Murphy’s authoritarian, one size fits all, blanket orders. It is abundantly clear that if we ...

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On Tuesday, November 2, 2021, I encourage everyone to get out and vote.  It is a right and a privilege that we must never take for granted.  Your vote is your voice for the future. It is my pleasure to endorse Glen Rock council candidate, Jill Orlich. Since declaring her candidacy, Jill has ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Yesterday Ronnie Li received a proclamation for the Township of East Brunswick for her dedication to improving the quality and access to tennis and pickleball.  The Proclamation was awarded at the opening of the newly upgraded tennis and basketball facilities at Country Lane ...

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Let's take a moment to talk about commUNITY. There are those among us who would like to divide Summit residents by political parties. They want to keep us in distinct groups, and essentially, they are labeling us as good and bad people based on our political party affiliation. They are using ...

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Dear Editor: Supporting our preferred political candidates is very much in the spirit of the American experiment. That includes putting up yard signs and waving banners on street corners. Once Election Day passes, and it becomes clear who the winner is, we should all shake hands, accept the ...

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Dear Editor: Supporting our preferred political candidates is very much in the spirit of the American experiment. That includes putting up yard signs and waving banners on street corners. Once Election Day passes, and it becomes clear who the winner is, we should all shake hands, accept the ...

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To the Editor, I will be voting “No” in the upcoming South Hunterdon School Facilities Referendum question, and I’d like to share with the community why. First, let’s get something straight: the Lambertville Public School (LPS) and West Amwell School (WAS) buildings are old and in bad shape.  ...

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To the Editor: Over the past three years, Flemington Borough has seen the start of a vibrant economic recovery.  The Union Hotel/Courthouse Square is on track with a compromise development that better fits our downtown and a settlement of the years of litigation that threatened to disrupt our ...

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I was disheartened to read a recent letter disparaging the good intentions of Bedford United candidates. The current Town Board is made up entirely of Democrats, so our slate offers candidates who are Independents and Republicans to diversify that one-party rule and bring balance through a range of ...

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I am SHOCKED AND ANGERED at the misrepresentation by Sergio Esposito in his advertisement implying that the American Legion endorses him! I’m a veteran and longtime resident of Yorktown. I expect honor and truth from candidates for political office. In the Oct. 7 issue of Yorktown News, the ...

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I am writing this letter in support of Sergio Esposito who is running for Yorktown Town Board. I met Sergio several months ago in my capacity as chairman of the Jefferson Village Veterans’ Club. Sergio shows so much support not only for the veterans and their spouses of our Jefferson Village ...

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A Public Statement on PCTV's "EMS Services in Piscataway" Video The River Road Rescue Squad is appalled and ashamed by the video released by PCTV that featured Piscataway Police and JFK EMS leadership (www.tinyurl.com/pwayEMS).  The amount of effort that the Township has invested to discredit ...

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The preachings of Shiridi Sai Baba is based on the mission to feed the hungry and to help the needy and to practice charity.    Ujwal, Swathi, Vamsi, Srinivas, Gautham, Sekhar,  Vinay, Reddy, Garu, Lucy, Naga, Ganga and Debbie donated funds in honor of Uprenda Chikulva's birthday to purchase ...

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The preachings of Shiridi Sai Baba teach helping the needy, feeding the hungry, charity and donating school supplies to those in need.  Regional Vice President Telugu Association of North America (TANA) NJ Vamsi Vasireddy donated multi back packs and school supplies to Chere Glover, Social Worker ...

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When I heard Amanda Como was running for Town Council, my immediate reaction was: yes! This makes perfect sense! For nearly 10 years, since our kids were in pre-school, I have been lucky to call Amanda my friend. We have taken our daughters to Girls’ Leadership workshops together, she has ...

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Burdick endorses Lewisboro Democrats I write to enthusiastically endorse Tony Gonçalves for Lewisboro town supervisor and the re-election of Jane Crimmins and election of Mary Shah to the Town Board. I’ve had the opportunity to work with all three in a variety of capacities, and as the New York ...

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While Broad Street West redevelopment has been in progress with bi-partisan support since 2014, questions about the project have justifiably been raised during the recent 2021 election campaigns. I am encouraged that the community is continuing to engage in this ongoing process; it is a project ...

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We have some big decisions to make in Ward 1. As election day nears, we cannot afford to let important information about the candidates get lost — especially regarding Councilwoman Linda Habgood. Recently, I spent a Sunday afternoon walking around the neighborhood with Councilwoman Habgood. We ...

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Thank you to our wonderful community for turning out to support the 60th annual Lewisboro Library Fair on Sept. 18! The fair is our biggest fundraiser, so we were grateful for the beautiful day and many smiling faces. All fair proceeds go directly to the library’s operating fund, allowing us to ...

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Welcome to “News & Notes,” where we look at the happenings here in Westchester County… Maybe I should clean our couch more often. I found over two dollars in change the other day. I rushed over to the matching chair, but had no luck, so after checking all the other pieces of furniture in our ...

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Summit has been my home my entire life, and I am fully invested in ensuring our community continues to thrive. This is why I am committed to making sure that we elect people who will help lead it with vision, skill and empathy. So I am excited to share with you a little bit about why I am ...

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To the Editor: I have been a resident of West Amwell Township for over 30 years and member of the SHRSD Board of Education since 2018. I am also a parent of two children in our district and a graduate of South Hunterdon Regional High School. I would like to comment on the upcoming referendum to ...

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I attended the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce Fall Festival on Sunday, Oct. 10, which is normally filled with family fun and good cheer for our local businesses and for residents alike. However, this time I noticed a table that was different. It didn’t seem to be a local business, but more of an ...

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To the Editor: My wife and I recently chose to move to Bridgewater to start the first chapter of our married life. Initially, we looked at towns near where she worked in Morris County. But as we continued to research, we found that my family’s adopted hometown of Bridgewater had everything we ...

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After missing last year due to Covid, the Yorktown Street Fair and Festival came back strong this year, attracting thousands of people to wander among the hundred-plus vendors, partake of local food and rides for the kids, and to generally get to know their local businesses and community ...

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To the Editor: I once supported Kathy Abbott. I had her sign in my yard. She has lost my vote and my confidence. Before Kathy's supporters try to label me, I would note that I have publicly praised Stacey Ewald and Tracy Ness in our community forum when they did a good job for our ...

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To the Editor: I am writing to support Kathy Abbott for her candidacy for the Chatham Township Committee. Kathy is a long-term resident in Chatham. Like every other woman, Kathy serves many roles in her life and in her community. What impresses me the most about Kathy is her attitude to embrace ...

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Newly-appointed Sparta Public School District (“SPSD”) Superintendent Mathew Beck failed to follow district policy when he “paused” the book Ghost Boys after parents complained that the book contained anti-police propaganda. These policies exist to guard against government officials removing ...

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